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Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
disaster in japan. >> moments of terror as the earthquake struck. shaken from the magnitude 8.9 earthquake shattered lives and businesses. japan has been keeping records for almost a century and a half and this was the most powerful quake in the country's memory. >> there were shaking, there was sirens. >> the worst was yet to come. after the quake, tsunami waves as high as 33 -- 33 feet in both parts of the north coast. cars and homes picked up like toys by the water. the tsunami created a mass of whirlpool, some 3000 residents were evacuated near a nuclear power plant after the cooling system was deactivated. workers are scrambling to restore the water supply. hundreds of miles away, millions were stranded after the rail network were struck down. a large section of a town of 70,000 burnt into the night. >> some of the most dramatic video shows the tsunami barreling across land. what is it about an earthquake that triggers a tsunami? we spent the day at the maryland science center. >> you have seen how strong they are and the damage that they can produce. earthquakes in japan a
NBC
Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
radiation. we all hope for the sake of people in japan and around the world that does not. >> with factories, ports, roads and railways shut down, many auto and technology companies are cut off from their suppliers in the disaster zone. that could be a shortage of auto parts and even some vehicles made in japan. >> we have been talking to local japanese car dealerships all day and the story is largely the same. their supply of cars is ok, but the rest of the year largely depends on how bad the crisis in japan gets. nissan, toyota, honda and beyond -- japanese car competitors with the same worried -- supply. the tsunami aftermath has altered supply at many of the plants these dealerships to live on for some popular -- rely on for some popular models. one japanese plant was wiped out. most hybrid models are made in japan, so that supply could be heard as well, especially if you multiplied the demand for prices. >> you are looking at that point rehab to order them and wait for several months to come in. >> the majority of these cars are made at u.s. plants, but even those are cutting
NBC
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
ground. click the link on the top of the home page. >> in japan, the death toll stands at an estimated 18,000. relief crews are removing and searching through rubble after the massive earthquake and a tsunami. what you're looking at was once a port town, home to 20,000 people before the disaster. most residents left the area or are living in evacuation centers. construction workers are frantically building shelters to house the thousands of refugees. efforts to stabilize the crippled nuclear power plant continue. the u.s. is getting ready to evaluate the safety of reactors at home. we have the latest from washington. >> in japan today, progress. cables are being laid to reconnect electricity to troubled reactors. amid reports things may be stabilizing, reminders the situation is not yet under control. smoke rose from two of the reactors. workers had to be temporarily evacuated. >> some serious radiation releases can still happen if the japanese are not careful. >> some drinking water near the plant has tested positive for a director of materials. shipments of milk and spinach produced
NBC
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
result of radiation seeping from nuclear reactors in japan. because two nuclear facilities are located near maryland, the state routinely tests for radioactive material. >> the levels they have detected is -- are very small. it is coming from japan, not any facilities here. it is much smaller than what was detected in california and in california, people looked at it and said it did not pose any risk. it is even smaller year. it neglects the maryland department a mental health and hygiene -- the maryland department of health and hygiene secretary said they also tested drinking water, milk, and rainwater. the rain water tests and did fine radioactive iodine. -- did find it radioactive iodine. >> but we did not find any radioactive material in the region water systems or in milk. >> how could something that happened so far away impact as here in baltimore? >> steam that is produced in japan goes into the clouds and becomes part of the clout makes that comes across the pacific and is just like all of the other water that is part of the hydro geologic cycle of water across the planet. >> h
NBC
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
gaddafi from power. helping to build a democratic pro-western libya has to go on hold. >> now to japan where toxic discoveries are raising already- years. plutonium has been found. radiation also continues to spread. they have protected against the power of a tsunami. japan is facing its worst problems since world war two in. -- two. >> the unseasonably cold march weather pattern continues. it has been chillier than normal for the last several days. it will be a little colder here tomorrow. the and the west virginia panhandle, there is cold here living in our direction. you will see that whatever sunshine we are enjoying is about to give way to a weather disturbance, this one producing rain in parts of the ohio valley and mountains of west virginia. all of this activity gradually making its way toward the east. we will bring that moisture into the cold air. it does show up in the seven-day forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> a designed to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as outpatient surgery centers. the state health secretary has put a covenant in writing that coul
NBC
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
ahead, a look at the top stories including new concerns of radiation from japan's disasters. >> the next time you go into the orioles' game, you're likely to taste a difference. >> people at and school programs could be on the chopping block in and around the county. >> you are watching wbal-tv at 5:00. >> it looks like some drastic cuts could be on the way for anne arundel school children and employees. they are looking to cut 15 million from the budget. >> it turns off -- it turns out that layoffs are not added the question. -- it turns out that layoffs are not out of the question. >> there was a meeting between the school superintendent and the county executive. school officials say no program is off limits, even those which support the classroom. they fear that the biggest cuts would be made to staff which make up 8% of the budget. >> you cannot make that kind of cut without touching people programs. we are looking at every single department and program to see where we can come up with this money. >> cutting staff members would lead to larger class sizes and that might not sit w
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
disaster in japan are growing after minute amounts of radiation were found in milk here in the u.s.. experts say the levels are so low, it is perfectly safe to drink but as you can imagine, many people are worried. christian doctrine has the latest. >> at grocery stores across the country -- kristin bilgrien has the latest. >> and grocery stores across the country, concerns after trace amounts of radiation from japan's crippled nuclear plant were found in milk in this country. >> what does that mean? >> experts say it means low readings of iodine 131, first found in spokane, washington at march 25 and another at san luis obispo on the 28. >> radiation most likely came from a cow that had contaminated grass or rainwater, but the levels are so low, the scientists say they're not dangerous. >> all of those things contribute to what we call the natural background radiation, which is a lot higher than what we're seeing over this fallout from the japanese plant. >> washington's governor compared the radiation found in a kind of milk -- in a pint of milk to what you get in a five- hour fl
NBC
Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
average bluhm date is april 4. they were a gift from japan 99 years ago. they draw about 1 million visitors each spring. >> and now, your 11 insta- weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> counting on those balloons to be in peak. the cherry blossom run is on april 3. iran the region is dry weather. nothing showing up on hd doppler at this hour. western maryland already overcast. futurecast shows a mostly cloudy sky developing tomorrow morning. that might help to put a cap on the temperature dropped tonight. it is already cold out there. it will not take much for these numbers to get down into the 20's. although i do see a warming trend coming our way. you might see it on the far western edge of a wide-screen television. 51 degrees at elkins. central and eastern maryland in the 30's still. it will drop overnight. high-pressure passing through northern new england. a complex area of low pressure systems out in the west with lots of cloudiness and precipitation. this will eventually slide into the mid-atlantic region accompanied by warmer temperatures, but wi
NBC
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
restrictions and the crisis in japan. >> i am determined. >> a senate subcommittee wrestled the question of what to do with america's nuclear plant waste. >> we have failed to mitigate the risk. >> while the administration continued to turn attention to energy, republicans accuse the president. but back at the gas station there is little care about politics. only pain. >> i know that is all my money. >> as gas prices continue to rise. >> it would be necessary to cut and other places in order to fund energy research. >>> this was the eighth straight day with temperatures below normal in baltimore. we are up three degrees above normal. eight straight days with colder than normal temperatures. 89 was the record high set back in 1998. a trace of precipitation so far. they are expecting another 3 inches of snow in northeastern ohio. we will continue to give showers. temperatures are only around freezing. even into parts of western maryland we have some wintry precipitation. temperature is warm enough with an outside chance of some snow at times. dulles airport has reported a little b
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Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
hour. two crippled workers in the nuclear plant in japan were sent to the hospital because of radiation. they had devices to measure radiation on them, but they stepped into water that seeped i radioactive material over their boots. no word immediately on their condition. the murder trial is underway for 36 year-old shuaa who is accused of gunning down a woman outside a now -- a nightclub. another woman, a 22-year-old kimberly moody, has already been sentenced in the role in her murder. and police are looking for a man who crept into two houses overnight. the first woman said she awoke to find out -- to find a man in her bedroom. when she yelled at him she said he he yelled at -- he ran away. the second report came in from a 56-year-old woman who reported actually being insulted. the latest research on the suspect tonight at 6:00 p.m. >> the nfl football season is very much up in the air, but that is not stopping the ravens from reaching out to fans. they are applying for grants to help pay for new uniforms and equipment. jennifer franciotti has more. >> the baltimore ravens a
NBC
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of japan launching aircraft loaded with supplies. but the shift moved further on tuesday after some crewmembers tested positive for low levels of radiation. -- further out to sea after some crewmembers tested for low levels of radiation european pet energy officials are applying stress tests to their plant and germany officials have switched off some of their plants, one of them permanently. >> the nuclear crisis in japan comes just as america had finally started to get past its discomfort with nuclear power, caused more than 30 years ago by three mile island. >> it is called the nuclear present -- renaissance, the growing acceptance in recent years of nuclear energy as a clean, green, and an effective answer to the country's dependence on foreign oil. then came the disaster in japan, still unfolding. >> one fears if one is an advocate of nuclear energy that for now, the nuclear renaissance is over in america. >> for all of its outside, the crisis in japan exposes the downside once again. america is entering the 32nd anniversary of three mile island, march 28, 1979. no one was kille
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
dahlgren begins our coverage from japan. >> aid is beginning to trickle in. trying to get help to those desperate for a lifeline. while japanese officials continue their fight to stay ahead, on monday and other hydrogen explosion. this time in the reactor no. 3 at the fukushima daiichi reactor plant. this is increasing fears about its stability. it is a nation struggling on so many fronts and the death toll is a growing. more than 1 million without power, water, and in some places food. tokyo is not the moon -- not immune. there are some heartwarming stories of families reunited. for millions more, it is another heartbreaking night. hundred in shelters and shedding tears for those that have lost. they continued to brace for more aftershocks. >> to my opinion, it has a much greater chance of having a major earthquake or a tsunami. corrections more overwhelming fears. wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama said the images -- were shocking. >> i said it to the prime minister of japan that the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as they recover from multiple disast
NBC
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
were happening in the united states. >> there will be lessons from japan's crisis, but said the obama administration will continue to push for nuclear power plants. >> some republicans also seem unwilling to abandon nuclear power. >> let's not just say, like we have for the past 30 years, we will not look at it because we are a breed of it. and-- because we are afraid of it. experts to say some low-level radiation to reach our shores. an amount it would be in a ma far too small to matter. >> sales of iodine tablets have sparked on the west coast. and >> experts say that most of the wind is blowing in the direction of the united states. scientists say they do not have much information about what exactly is coming our way. >> we do not actually know anything directly in terms of what has gone out, what quantities, what doses that might imply. >> that is why there is so much confusion about how big of a health risk was created by the radiation in japan. he can only say there has been no significant release of radiation, which is good news not only for japan but for the united states. >>
NBC
Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
from returning to their home. >> it has been exactly one week since japan's disaster. cleanup continues, but the task is daunting. international rescue teams have been called in, looking for bodies and possible survivors. as youather conditions -- can see, it is snowing there. they are hampering rescue efforts. >> yes. we are looking at victims before the recovery. it is terrible. >> the official death toll has topped 6400 people. more than 10,000 are still missing. and the affects of the tragedy are being felt here in united states. we have a look at how this is being felt here at home. >> the impact is stretching to the united states, beginning with travelers returning from the region. passengers are being screened for radiation at the airport. >> they are also screening the air. >> we are careful. we are putting them in this led cave. >> doctors and scientists stressed it will not lead to any serious issues. >> it is more than five dozen miles away which would have a major dispersal effect. -- 5,000 miles away. there is not an amount of radiation that would cause any health
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> still had, an update from japan. the prime minister is calling the situation very grave. >> there is more bad news concerning that nuclear plant as concerns mount over whether the u.s. could withstand a similar seismic event. >> creativity will be a -- the story is just ahead. including the 2011 jetta. awesome. plus it's an iihs top safety pick. even better. but they're going fast. so, i guess this is where you tell me i got to hurry or it's gone right? yep. going going gone. get it? it's funny. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen going going gone event. hurry in, and for a limited time while they last, get a 2011 jetta for $179 a month. visit vwdealer.com today. >> baltimore is set to open a new school, one geared toward fashion, architecture, and graphic design. >> it is called the baltimore design school, a place where students can develop their creative talents. >> this school has been on the drawing board for some time now. with the help of some of the city's creative moves it -- movers and shakers, it will become a success. the baltimore design school will start off
NBC
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
likely the bill's sponsor will be the only testimony heard. >> and now to japan, where there are two new developments in the nuclear crisis in that country. the operator of the crippled nuclear plants that power lines have been read connected to all six reactor units. he cautioned that motor equipment needs to be checked before the power is turned back on. of course, electricity is vital to keeping the reactor school. it is likely to be days, if not longer, before it can be powered up. and in about 20 minutes, the possibility of new nuclear plants here in the u.s.. would our state of the art technology prevent a meltdown in this -- in the event of a disaster? >> we want to update you on a story that is developing in cairo. a massive blaze at the egyptian interior ministry has spread to adjacent buildings. at least seven floors have burned and parts of it have collapsed. it comes as ministry employees have demanded higher pay, but they denied any involvement in the fire. and an f-16 fighter jet crashed in libya. steve handelsman has the details on the latest u.s. involvement. >> comma
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